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Snowy Egret: A Fleeting Moment

Paul Hiffmeyer

by , Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

Snow Egret

I learned early on as a photographer that I need to have my camera ready because you never know what’s around the next turn. For instance, in this photo I only had seconds to take this shot before the Snowy Egret flew away. Not only did I capture the egret’s image, but I also caught this interesting reflection of the bridge in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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  • Marisela-
    I took my son for his 4th birthday last year around this time. He really liked the Pixar Parade in Disney’s CA Adventure. I though it was boring but he really like Flick’s Fun Fair,a small land which has a few rides meant for young children. His favorite ride was hands down Toy Story Midway Mania, which you are sure to enjoy as well. Not that the Magic Kingdom wasn’t fun but my son didn’t enjoy the dark rides in Fantasyland as much because of the dark. If you have to pick one look at the hours for each, DCA is usually shorter and think of how long a day you and your son can handle. He won’t enjoy the fireworks if he is asleep.

  • Those labels were changed quickly. =)

    Such a beautiful picture. Paul, I want your job. Great job. I loved the one of the foggy morning too!

  • Marisela–
    At Disneyland, there is the “Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters” attraction in Tomorrowland. It features, Buzz, the aliens, and Emperor Zurg.
    And in Frontierland, Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye make appearances at the Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue.

    At California Adventure, there is the very fun “Toy Story Midway Mania” attraction, which features all of the Toy Story characters. And most people tend to agree that it is even better than Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters.

    Generally speaking, Disneyland is considered better than California Adventure, and be aware that there is a lot of construction (and construction walls) going on at California Adventure as the park continues its expansion.

    I hope this helps. :)

  • I have a 3 year old son and im planning on taking him to disneyland he loves toy story. where should i take him disneyland? or disney california? which has more of toy story? and which is better in general? help!

  • This is amazing. Beautiful photo.

  • It’s a wonder the swans didn’t chase the egret out! Beautiful!

  • astounding!!! 😀

  • ummm… sleeping beauty castle is at disneyland. why is the photo labeled under disney world?

  • Nope… I was right the first time…okay I need a vacation… hmmm wonder where I should go! LOL!! :)

  • Pardon me Disney World!

  • Absolutely beautiful photo! I love these “out of the norm” pictures of Disneyland :) Keep ’em comin’!!!

  • Beautiful as usual, Paul! Look at this pic upside-down. Its sort of “through the looking glass” surreal. :)

  • Mary from Santa Barbara, CA
    Beautiful picture!!!! A picture to treasure forever!!!!

  • how do i get a job as a disneyland photographer!?!?

  • I had to google what an egret was thinking it was a typo. Snowy regret? Anyhoo, beautiful pic.

  • That is a great shot.

  • Anyone else feel dizzy?

  • AMAZING PHOTO.. LOVE THE DETAILS IN THE PHOTO.

  • Another beautiful picture! :)

  • Great shot!
    I think I know that bird, or at the least one of his relatives who’s “gotten” in a few of my shots before while at WDW. However, none of my shots are this nice.

  • I love the glassy look that the lake under the castle always has. It’s a beautiful picture.

  • Beautiful!

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